Kitchen makeover that fits in your pocket:
There are some basic steps you need to take when deciding to renovate your kitchen. Here I will present you with a quick overview of what to do when renovating your kitchen; You will find more details on this website. The first step is, of course, deciding what your goals are for the kitchen. What do you want your remodel to accomplish for you?
You’ll want to do a little research even at this early stage. What kinds of materials will you want to use for the countertops? Granite is very popular, as is Siltstone, which is made from natural quartz and comes in a wide range of colors. What type of wood do you want for your cabinets and how light or dark should they be? And the floor? Next, you need to consider what appliances need to be replaced, how you want the room painted, lighting, and any major changes to your kitchen design.
Where to start from:
Of course, there is another very important goal to consider: your budget! How much do you want to spend? Do you want to get a home equity loan for your remodel or have you saved money for this project? Now you want to start outlining your ideas. You don’t need to be a great artist; just get some graph paper, pen or pencil and a ruler and start plotting things. Of course, if you are more tech-minded, you can also do it on the computer if you have the right software.
Generally speaking, you’ll want your fridge, stove, and sink to form a triangle in your kitchen. Include plenty of room to walk and room to eat. Will you want an island in your kitchen or will it just be a hindrance? How will the table fit? You’ll also want to see where the plugs are, keeping in mind where you plan to put your appliances. You may have to move outlets or plumbing if you are rearranging your layout. Be sure to consider installing additional outlets.
Make sure your sketches include dimensions. Whether you do it yourself or hire professionals, accurate dimensions will help you plan well and give you the best feeling a paper sketch can give of what your kitchen will look like. Many home improvement stores will have kitchen designers on staff, and this is a resource you should take advantage of. They will go over your plans with you and possibly have ideas that you have not considered.
Reflect on your pocket and your choice:
When it comes time to order, make sure your measurements are very, very accurate or you’ll have a hard time with your kitchen remodel. You can have the professionals come out and do the measurements for you. In fact, if you are going to install your cabinets and countertops professionally, YOU WILL HAVE professionals to take action. If the store accepts your measurements without hesitation and without shipping its own people, you will probably want to shop elsewhere. You’re spending too much money remodeling your kitchen to take that kind of risk.
Your cabinets, of course, will be installed before your new countertops. In fact, until your cabinets are installed, they can’t even start working on your countertops if you’ve chosen Granite or Siltstone (or other stone) countertops because they need to make a template. Ask for temporary countertops and a sink to be installed so you don’t eat out all the time you wait for the countertops to be cut. It could take weeks.